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International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Introduction to Property Management

Course Number: 700

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: This advanced course addresses all major aspects of property management. The course will assist agencies and companies in establishing a cost-effective management plan that increases profitability, conserves resources, and reduces risk exposure. (Re-certification credit: 16 hours)

Topics include:

Target Audience: Full-time property managers or generalists who manage an organization's properties

Attendance Restrictions: Course 101 is recommended.

Course Length: 2 days

Course Fee: Member-$275; Nonmember-$355

Contact Information:
Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords: Property management

 

Course Title: Property Management: Leasing

Course Number: 701

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: This advanced course emphasizes the practical aspects of acquisition and revenue leasing. Case studies and sample documents are used to teach students how to conduct feasibility analysis and to investigate lease options and leasehold marketing. There is a special focus on complex problems that can arise when the lessee plans to construct substantial improvements. Topics include leasing program overview; project inception; feasibility analysis; lease options; and leasehold marketing, development, and administration. (Re-certification credit: 16 hours)

Target Audience: Real estate professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Course 700 is recommended.

Course Length: 2 days

Course Fee: Member-$315; Nonmember-$405

Contact Information:
Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords: Property management

 

Course Title: Real Property Asset Management

Course Number: 703

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: Asset management is the comprehensively planned management of a diverse portfolio of real estate for the optimum use of available assets. This intensive class is designed to teach students the necessary skills and knowledge to introduce and implement a program within their organization. Topics include asset management defined; aspects, considerations, and goals of asset management; identifying needs and prerequisites of successful asset management; and establishing and implementing an asset management program.

Target Audience: Those who manage real estate for organizations needing additional resources to adequately meet the defined mission

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: Member-$205; Nonmember-$265

Contact Information:
Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords: Property management

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Course Title: Real Estate Basic Outgrants and Disposals

Course Number: 007

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Course Description: Course topics include:

Target Audience: New realty specialists

Attendance Restrictions: Nominees should be in Realty Series 1100 or Attorney Series 905, Grade GS-05 or above, and assigned to management and disposal work. Individuals outside of the prerequisite occupational series and grade and those actively engaged in real estate activities (natural resource specialists, outdoor recreation planners, park managers, master planning series, installation DPW staff) will be considered on a space-available basis. Nominees should have a general understanding of the Corps of Engineers organizational structure and the Real Estate Handbook, ER 405-1-2, Chapter 8 and 11.

Course Length: 36 hours 49RED01A

Course Fee: $1,150

Contact Information:
Attention: CEHR-P-R9
PO Box 1600
Huntsville, AL 35807-4301
Phone: (256) 895-7421
Fax: (256) 895-7469
Website: http://www.pdsc.usace.army.mil

Keywords: Property management

 

Course Title: Real Estate Management and Disposal

Course Number: 073

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Course Description: This course is conducted using a variety of instructional methods where student participation is expected. Subject matter includes:

Target Audience: Real estate professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Nominees must be assigned Occupational Series 0905, 1170, or 1171; Grade GS-09 or above; and actively engaged in real estate. Individuals outside of the prerequisite occupational series and grade and those actively engaged in real estate activities (such as natural resource specialists, outdoor recreation planners, park managers, the master planning series, and installation DPW staff) will be considered on a space-available basis. Completion of Real Estate Basic Outgrants and Disposals before this course is recommended.

Course Length: 32 hours

Course Fee: $1,110

Contact Information:
Attention: CEHR-P-R9
PO Box 1600
Huntsville, AL 35807-4301
Phone: (256) 895-7421
Fax: (256) 895-7469
Website: http://www.pdsc.usace.army.mil

Keywords: Property management

 

U.S. Forest Service

Course Title: Recreation Special Uses and Appeals

Course Number: PRLS 635

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service (USDA at George Mason University)

Course Description: This course covers management of extensive and varied commercial and noncommercial demands on Federal lands. Topics include policies and procedures used by Federal land managers; implementation, effects, and problems of permit systems; and appeal provisions. (3 credits)

Target Audience: Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course (are extension possibilities for an additional cost).

Course Fee: $410

Contact Information:
Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: http://dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords: Property management

 

Course Title: Earthwork and Reclamation for Realty and Minerals Actions

Course Number: 2000-19

Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Land Management

Course Description: Use Authorization Curriculum. This course shows operational aspects of dirtwork and reclamation involved in permitting and managing roads, sites, and rights-of-way for energy and minerals activities or communication sites

Course Objectives Include:

Target Audience: Realty, mineral, or surface protection specialists, those involved in permitting, constructing, or inspecting surface-disturbing activities.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 2 weeks

Course Fee: $1,200 for non-BLM enrollment

Contact Information:
Steve Fechner
Training Coordinator
9828 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone: (602) 906-5604
Fax: (602) 906-5555
E-mail: steve_fechner@tc.blm.gov
Website: www.ntc.blm.gov/courses/ccrealty.html
Please refer to Website for course offering updates

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Pipeline Right-of-Way Agent's Development Program

Course Number: 215

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: This entry-level, 2-day seminar is designed specifically for right-of- way professionals working in the pipeline industry. This comprehensive seminar has direct emphasis on areas of pipeline right-of-way acquisitions that will benefit not only the professionals involved at the management level, but the entry level professional as well.

Target Audience: Professionals working in the pipeline industry

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 2 Days

Course Fee: Member- $300 Non-member- $390

Contact Information:
Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

Course Title: Principles of Real Estate Engineering

Course Number: 900

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description: This is a basic introductory course with no experience required. It teaches students, how to use engineering equipment such as an engineering scale and protractor; basic skills in reading and interpreting information contained on engineering plans; and how to read, understand, and plot simple descriptions using the most common methods of property descriptions. Topics include:

Target Audience: Novice or new non-engineer employees

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 2 Days

Course Fee: Member- $295 Non-member- $385

Contact Information:
Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

National Highway Institute

Course Title: Highway / Utility Coordination Issues

Course Number: 130046

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description: This course is based on the Highway/Utility Guide, providing training in the efficient usage of crowded rights-of-way for highway and utility purposes. Two instructors conduct this presentation, one experienced in highway matters, the other in utility matters. Topics include historical perspective notification, planning and coordination of legal issues, design safety, permits construction, information management maintenance, and mapping reimbursement. Course objectives include:

Target Audience: Federal, State, and local agencies, including public/private utility companies that are responsible for highway/utility coordination matters and have knowledge of joint use issues

Attendance Restrictions: Previous appraisal knowledge and experience under Federal aid programs or at least one professional appraisal course is required.

Course Length: 2 Days

Course Fee: Member- $345

Contact Information:
Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Course Title: Space Management: Office Layout Workshop

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Agriculture

Course Description: To understand the skills and techniques necessary for optimal utilization of office space and gain hands-on experience with practical layout problems. 3.0 CEU.

Target Audience: Space management officers and administrative officers responsible for the utilization and assignment of space will benefit from this course.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 5 Days

Course Fee: $750

Contact Information:
Susie Ragland
National Capital Training Center
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Suite 280
Washington D.C. 20024-2520
Phone: (202) 314-3440
Fax: (202) 314-3400

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Course Title: Rights-of-Way Pipeline Systems Short Course

Course Number: TEC7180 (and BLM 730-22)

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Course Description: Developed as a collaborative effort by several Federal agencies (BLM, FWS, USFS, NPS, and FERC) and the International Right- of-Way Association, this course provides information on the historical development of the pipeline industry, pipeline system construction, maintenance, and operation needs. It also examines agency roles and responsibilities in the application and compliance process. Participants join with their Federal counterparts and industry representatives to explore opportunities to minimize the impact of oil and gas pipelines on wildlife and the environment and to increase interagency and industry cooperation. (College credit: 2 semester hours)

Target Audience: Space management officers and administrative officers responsible for the utilization and assignment of space will benefit from this course.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 4 days/32 hours

Course Fee: $550 ($710 with computer lab)

Contact Information:
Robert Hiller
Registrar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Route 1, Box 166
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 876-7455
(304) 876-7200
Fax: (304) 876-7202
E-mail: robert_hiller@fws.gov
nctc_registrar@fws.gov
Website: www.training.fws.gov

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

U.S. Forest Service

Course Title: Special Uses Management on Federal Lands

Course Number: PRLS 643

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service (USDA at George Mason University)

Course Description: This course covers special use authority and authorizations; policies, regulations, and directives in processing applications; and coordination and administration of special uses and integration with land and resource management plans. Topics include agriculture, industry, community, aviation, water, treasure trove, and cultural uses. The course content was revised in August 1999 to include new CFR regulations. (4 credits)

Target Audience: Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course (there are extension possibilities for an additional cost).

Course Fee: $535

Contact Information:
Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: http://dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

Course Title: Linear Uses and FERC Licenses on Federal Lands

Course Number: PRLS 644

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service

Course Description: This course examines legislation, regulations, policies, and directives governing linear uses. Topics include FERC licensing of hydroelectric power generation and distribution; rights-of-way for oil, gas, and electric transmission, railroads, communications, trams, conveyors, and roads and trails; and FERC consultation, exemption, and licensing. (3 credits)

Target Audience: Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course. There are extension possibilities for an additional cost.

Course Fee: $410

Contact Information:
Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: http://dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords: Engineering, utilities

 

Bureau of Land Management

Course Title: Wireless Telecommunications Systems

Course Number: 2000-21

Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Land Management

Course Description: Developed as a collaborative effort by several Federal agencies (BLM & USFS) and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. This course provides you with information on the siting, construction, operation, and management of wireless telecommunications systems. Trainees must perform a site- selection exercise. Site field trip included. The trainee will identify new regulatory requirements and agency policies, distinguish among different wireless communications technologies and services, and identify ways to improve the processing of applications. The goal is to gain a common understanding of what is important for the agencies and industry for telecommunications services and foster good customer service.

Course Objective : By the end of the course, individuals will properly select telecommunications sites and rights-of-way using various agency and industry planning tools and appropriate mitigation/restoration practices.

Target Audience: Realty Specialists, Telecommunications Specialists, Special Use Coordinators, Industry Acquisition Specialists

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 3 days

Course Fee: $450 for companies not members of Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association; and agencies not participating in course delivery.

Contact Information:
Chantel Jordan
Assistant Training Coordinator
9828 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone: (602) 906-5515
Fax: (602) 906-5555
E-mail: Chantel_Jordan@tc.blm.gov
Website: www.ntc.blm.gov/courses/ccrealty
Please refer to Website for course offering update

Keywords: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

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